Obama’s legacy…

Obama's Legacy enlargedDr. Michael J. O’Connell, PainCare, New Hampshire noted that Obama is clearly tortured by the fact that after five years as president, he has nothing positive to show for his efforts.  He has mentioned the word “legacy” in nearly all his recent speeches.  He is worried, and he should be.

In another year, he will enter the ‘lame duck’ phase of his second term.  Liberal pundits are now comparing his legacy to that of G.W. Bush (GW), in hopes this will elevate Obama’s failed presidency.  This is grossly unfair, not to Obama, but to GW.  GW at least cleared the Taliban and its nests of training camps from Afghanistan, driving them into the desolate mountains.  GW at least got rid of the biggest thug in the world at the time, Saddam Hussein, someone who maimed, tortured and gassed his own citizens.  GW at least tightened the screws to Iran and North Korea, two evil regimes that show nascent signs of softening their stance such that Obama may actually take the credit, as he did with Osama’s assassination.  Well, that might be the one bit of legacy that Obama can point to.  The centerpiece during his first term, ENTIRE FIRST TERM.  Obamacare, is slowly, painfully, agonizingly disintegrating before our eyes.  Proposed Accountable Care Organizations are now on hold, insurance company products forced to expire by Obamacare are now returning in some states, but in other states not, adding to the quagmire that is the now ironic name, Affordable Care Act.  So what can Obama point to for his legacy, given that GW’s was so “bad?”

1.   Obama has stood by while thousands of Syrians were slaughtered by Assad.  That’s certainly admirable.  Now he has bowed to a Russian “solution.”  Laughable indeed…

2.   Obama shamefully blamed the death of the ambassador to Libya on ‘rogue elements’ to disguise the fact that it was a terrorist raid by no less than the “decimated Al Qaida” (this all during the final weeks of his tightening presidential campaign with Romney).  Honorable Barack!

3.   Obama oversaw the General Services Administration (GSA) that is a part of the executive branch, and through blatant inattention allowed Mr. Snowden, a tiny nobody, to steal some of the deepest secrets of the spy agency.  Liberals are now embracing this travesty by pronouncing it a good thing to have transparency.  Hahahahaha… Clowns, they are!

4.   Obama has maintained Guantanomo, despite his assurances during his first campaign that the facility would be closed within a year of his presidency.

5.   Obama has stepped up drone attacks, a weapon vilified by Liberals during GW’s presidency.

6.   Obama in his haste to retreat from Iraq, neglected to leave one airbase in the wasteland desert where the US could have kept an easy eye on the regions thugs.  It would have been so simple, and so practical.  Fortunately, due to GW’s efforts, Iraq has a democratic government.

7.   Obama in his haste to retreat from Afghanistan, is withdrawing without leaving a strong government in place (certainly not democratic), again no airbase, and the Taliban are rapidly regaining the heartland.

Unless by some miracle ACA/Obamacare is resuscitated, Obama will have a legacy of markedly reducing US influence (something that even mainstream Liberals applaud of course), angering our allies, endangering foreign travel, increasing Mideast tensions, and disseminating and fertilizing Al Qiada.  Nice.

About Dr. Michael J. O'Connell, New Hampshire
Dr. Michael J. O'Connell of Barrington, New Hampshire, has forged a distinguished career spanning over three decades, as entrepreneur, physician, businessman, philanthropist and healthcare consultant. As former owner, administrator and CEO of a 225+ employee multi-specialty medical practice, Dr. O'Connell has dedicated his entire professional life to helping patients with family medicine and especially those experiencing chronic pain and all aspects of addiction. Since selling his family of healthcare businesses, he has never once contemplated retirement despite his rich and fulfilling journey, but instead has turned his focus to consulting in an industry starved for courage and creativity. Having weathered many political, technological and legal challenges, there is hardly a storm he has not confronted, a tempest he has not quelled, an urgent need he has not met. While the talking heads and self-proclaimed experts in the field have assumed the conventions and standards of the times, Dr. O'Connell does not believe in merely reflecting the herd mentality, but rather in leading the charge. Eschewing political correctness, Dr. O'Connell says and does what needs saying and doing, and not what the mindless masses expect. In addition to the continual education afforded by his variegated life experiences, Dr O'Connell earned his BS in Biochemistry at the University of NH in 1975, his Medical Degree from Dartmouth College in 1981, interned at Walter Reed Medical Center in 1982, Residency/Fellowship at UCSF in1986, and finished his Masters in Healthcare Administration at UNH in 1995. Dr. O’Connell enjoys many outdoor activities, including rock climbing, snowboarding, hiking, and golf. Through the decades Dr. O'Connell has supported many non-profit charities to include the St. Charles Home in Rochester NH, the Tri City VNA and Hospice, Hyder House, and Cocheco Valley Humane Society. To the latter organization alone Dr. O'Connell has donated over $180,000 and pledged another $250,000 in the “Bring-Us-Home” campaign for a new building. His “Matching Donations Christmas drive” has generated over $175,000 in charitable giving from the community. In addition Dr. O'Connell has participated in many dozens of other volunteer and donation efforts locally as well as in Africa and the Dominican Republic. For a listing of how I gave back to the community during my career and continue to do see: https://michaeloconnellmdnh.wordpress.com/

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